News on upcoming Transatlantic Cultural Property Crime Symposium

Posted on: November 2, 2021 by

Readers of the blog with an interest in international art crime may be interested in attending the second ‘Transatlantic Cultural Property Crime Symposium’ to take place online next week (Monday, November 8 – Wednesday November 10).

The 2021 Symposium will explore innovative approaches in both criminal law and civil law to assist in the detection, investigation, and restitution of illicit cultural property. In particular, it will examine what both areas of law bring to the table to prevent cultural property crime from occurring, to hold offenders responsible before the law, and to return objects to their rightful owners and/or places of origin. Contributors from both sides of the Atlantic and spanning numerous disciplines will explore the normative tensions between the two areas of law, as well as how they complement each other in the field. Additionally, the 2021 Symposium aims to shed light on how various stakeholders work within the confines of current laws in innovative ways to achieve objectives in preventing and investigating cultural property crime and to facilitate the return of stolen items.

Held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 Symposium is hosted jointly by the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University London, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, the Ronan Institute, and the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent.

For more Information and registration details, see: